In Boston AA, newcomer-seducing is called 13th-Stepping¹ and is regarded as the province of true bottom-feeders.
1 As in a combination of the First and Twelfth steps, goes the AA joke: “My Life Is Unmanageable And I Want To Share It With You.”
(from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace)
"It was only then you realized how ordinary the barely possible had been made to appear — and it is the crash rather than the perfect somersaults that express the truth, the essence of the activity."
(from But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer)
I can’t stand to be with anyone and I don’t want to be alone.
Give a man a poem, and he will starve for a day—but teach a man to be a poet, and he will starve for a lifetimeChristian Bok
Roberto Bolaño (via)